[Distutils] Draft PEP for JSON based metadata published

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed May 29 17:52:06 CEST 2013

On 30 May 2013 01:47, "Daniel Holth" <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> In 440, < 2.0 means < 2.0, != 2.0.* to avoid dev releases. Would it be
> equivalent for < 2.0 to expand to the smallest possible release in the
> 2.0 series 2.0.dev0?

Yes, but that approach doesn't work to exclude post and maintenance
releases in the > 2.0 case. The PEP uses the expansion it does so that the
greater than and less operations use similar definitions.

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